Monday, August 13, 2007

China Learns Just as the West Forgets

A speaker from the esteemed Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing said in a scheduled lecture for tourists:

“One of the things we were asked to look into was what accounted for the success, in fact, the pre-eminence of the West all over the world (…) but in the past twenty years, we have realized that the heart of your culture is your religion: Christianity. That is why the West has been so powerful. The Christian moral foundation of social and cultural life was what made possible the emergence of capitalism and then the successful transition to democratic politics. We don’t have any doubt about this.”

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